Co-parenting, Family Matters, The Balancing Act

Stay Connected : Tips For Non- Custodial Parents And Joint Custody Parenting

My son and I have always shared a very close relationship. However, when my son transitioned to live with his aw w+q father legally within our joint custody arrangement I'm not considered the primary parent. It was a big shift within our relationship from seeing each other everyday to every weekend, but I was determined… Continue reading Stay Connected : Tips For Non- Custodial Parents And Joint Custody Parenting

Being Authentic, Family Matters, Fatherhood

My Full Time Dad: Honoring Single Fathers

Most men if faced with the arduous task of being a single father would flee the scene at any given moment. My father, Archie Gaines was called to do it, and he stepped up to the plate. He is a strong believer in the fact that a man should take care of his family no… Continue reading My Full Time Dad: Honoring Single Fathers

Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe

I shared the blessing in celebrating another year on earth recently. There was something totally different I felt in my core about this birthday that was a different sort of vibe than I've ever felt in welcoming another year here on earth. I think it was a mixture of emotions that we all have experienced… Continue reading The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Purge The Grudge: Steps Towards Healing And Forgiveness

There's nothing worse than that gut turning feeling that nags at your spirit that reminds you that you haven't fully healed or let go of a negative experience or a past offense. Holding on to a grudge is damaging inside and out. Saying that you've forgiven someone, but living in bitterness can feel like your… Continue reading Purge The Grudge: Steps Towards Healing And Forgiveness

Mom Motivation & Empowerment

7 Places to Find Inspiration When Fighting Blogger’s Block!đź’™

I really enjoyed this blog post, and found a little inspiration for myself in getting out of a bad rut. Blogger's block can happen to the best of us. However, your passion is your purpose. If you enjoy blogging regardless of the number of followers you have don't stop. Blog life is like a public… Continue reading 7 Places to Find Inspiration When Fighting Blogger’s Block!đź’™

Mom Motivation & Empowerment

Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

Purpose Filled Mommy with Minimarie

Let’s face it, the strong – willed child can sometimes catch a bad rap for their quirky personalities. Yes, I can admit in saying that they can be a handful and stubborn at times. I have a strong- willed four year old who marches to the beat of her own drum, and I lovingly embrace it. I watch Payton in her tenacious spirit from afar seeing how she creates her own lane withinour brood of young ones. Her strength in pushing the limits in exploring adventures along with voicing her opinion keeps us all on our toes. You don’t have to guess how Payton is feeling just take a look at her face. She’s equally loving as she is feisty in personality.She’s protective of others in a nurturing way. Payton is my dependable helper although she is the baby by a one minute default in birth with her…

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Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health

Our children's mental health needs and concerns are as equally important in cultivating, caring, protecting, and supporting as any other area in their lives. Parents and guardians shouldn't put to the back burner the importance of mental health regarding their children to that of academics, physical fitness, and spiritual understanding. Mental health matters when it… Continue reading 10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health

Being Authentic, Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood

Odd Mom Out

Motherhood can be a bit tricky when it comes down to building relationships due the the juggling act of our many responsibilities, family dynamics, our children's personalities, and not to mention our own makeup in disposition. In truth, not every mom fits into the stock image of the motherhood girlfriend subgroups. We find ourselves identifying… Continue reading Odd Mom Out

Being Authentic, Self Care, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Chains Are Broken

The chains that have us bound aren't linked to a forever status of our circumstances unless we choose to accept defeat in being locked bound in forever turmoil. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalms 107 : 14 NIV "My It's Dark" The first thing my 5… Continue reading The Chains Are Broken

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

 Words Hurt & They Last: Covering Our Words Toward Our Children  

Our words hurt and our tone matters in what we say and how we say it with our children. https://purposefilledmommywithminimarie.com/2017/04/29/words-hurt-they-last-covering-our-words-toward-our-children/

Being Authentic, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core

Jealous and envy aren't the easiest subjects to discuss in self reflection. You'll find thousands of quotes online that are more focused on handling jealousy when it's more directed towards us instead of when it's coming from the inside . Yet, if we're honest many of would have to admit that we've battled the gut… Continue reading Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core

Family Management, Family Matters

Family First : 6 Tips For Busy Families

My grandmother shared with me that years ago the words "busy" and "family" would've never been used within the same sentence. My mother would chime in to say," Well these are different times!" My have times changed with many families struggling to find balance in caring, providing, and maintaining to the best of their abilities… Continue reading Family First : 6 Tips For Busy Families

Being Authentic, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Martyr Servants

Many of us give of ourselves in various roles and capacities. We were created as believers through living discipleship to worship, serve, and for purpose for God. When we give of ourselves in any capacity we should do so freely, in love, with a pure heart, sound mind, and with genuine intentions. Our giving of… Continue reading Martyr Servants

Being Authentic, Embracing Joy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Gift Of Goodbye

The journey of life will bring about many connections in relationships. There will be some relationships that will last a lifetime, but there will be other relationships in which God will deem that have ran their course. The "gift of goodbye" allows you to take in each encounter as a blessing or lesson from God… Continue reading The Gift Of Goodbye

Autism Support & Awareness, Friendship

My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism

Our twin daughters may have a slight difference in appearance due to being fraternal, but they've never allowed any of their differences to separate them in connecting close as sisters. One of the best lessons we've learned as a family in communicating effectively with our autistic daughter, Paris is through observation of the relationship she… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women and Moms Who Inspire

Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes

It's essential for parents of autistic children to connect with other parents with similar stories who can be of support, a listening ear without judgement, and be of encouragement. I found that in meeting Cre Stokes, who is a fellow autism mom. She was inspired by a photo shoot with her daughter Harmony to organize… Continue reading Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy, Uncategorized

“Mama, Can You Push Me? “

Our new playground in the backyard is a hit for the kids. It motivates them to put their tablets down, go outside, and play. It's especially a hit for the twins. They are small enough to enjoy it swinging without putting the fear of life in us as parents like our eldest two in making… Continue reading “Mama, Can You Push Me? “

Being Authentic, Friendship, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Self Care

Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities

Bubbly personalities have an intriguing appeal to most in being friendly, perky, contagiously happy, and very optimistic. I've been told that I have a bubbly personality, for which I take as a compliment. There's another side in having a bubbly personality that can feel daunting in perception with accommodating everyone else's behavioral needs, expectations, and… Continue reading Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities

Family Matters, Family Review, The Little Things That Count, Uncategorized

Family Movie Review: Black Panther

Family movie night is a special treat in our home. Movie night is a break from our norm to take a virtual escape to places unknown while munching popcorn. We decided to check out the latest movie "must see" Black Panther to enjoy as a family, connect in some quality time after a busy week,… Continue reading Family Movie Review: Black Panther

Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Self Care, Uncategorized

Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence

There are somethings in life that you can't fake it until you make it and confidence within truly loving yourself is one them. I truly feel that confident parents who have a true understanding of God's calling for their lives and who are secure with themselves raise children who in turn are the same. I… Continue reading Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence